Meng Wu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York. He received his PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Peking Union Medical College in China. His early studies involved chromatin biology and epigenetic regulation in neural differentiation, which uncovered the regulatory roles of histone chaperone, histone modifications and chromatin remodeling in neural differentiation. Dr. Wu had his postdoctoral training at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He has a broad background in cell biology, development and genomics, with strong expertise in disease modeling and functional studies. Currently, his research focuses on mechanisms related to the pathogenesis of birth defects, utilizing animal models, organoids, and mouse and human pluripotent stem cells to elucidate signaling pathways, epigenetics and gene regulation in normal and abnormal developmental processes.